TITLE: The Plan
AUTHOR: Karla Sorensen
PUBLICATION DATE: February 9, 2022
RATING: 4/5 stars
Have you ever fake dated your bodyguard? I don’t recommend it.
Especially if he’s anything like Erik Wilder: former football player, world class know-it-all and unapologetic grump.
To be clear, I didn’t want a bodyguard (hence the fake dating idea). Most days, I can’t figure out why he wants the job either. We drive each other insane, probably because we’re as opposite as two people can be.
He’s suspicious, never talks about his past and has the comfort skills of a cactus. I’m a happily ever after kinda girl who knows exactly what she wants out of life.
Erik’s words might say that the lines have to stay firm between us, but those dark eyes of his? They tell another story when he looks at me.
He’s just as stubborn as I am, but when our fake dating plan starts to feel a lot more real, it’s only a matter of time before his professional walls come crashing down.
I just have to hope my heart doesn’t get buried in the rubble.
Thank you to Wildfire Marketing Solutions and the author, Karla Sorensen, for providing me with an advanced copy of The Plan to review.
I was very excited to read The Plan! I had actually forgot I had read something by her before this one and once I started it, I felt like I was having deja vu. Once I realize that the chapter that was giving me that feeling was actually a second epilogue in The Lie, it made me so excited to finish the book.
The Plan hit so many high notes for me! This is an age gap romance that also plays on the grumpy/sunshine trope. This book is full of sports references and scenes around a football team, but the main male character does not play for the team. The main female character is the daughter of a football team owner and is very connected to that world.
One thing that did throw me off a little bit is in The Lie’s second epilogue, it is said that Lydia is 21. The second epilogue is a chapter in The Plan, but in this book the same sentence where she is said to be 21 in The Lie, she is said to be 22. I’m not sure if this was corrected after ARCs had been sent out, but I do think if an author is going to interconnect books and include epilogues from previous books in the current one, they need to double check things as they do. For me this threw me off a tad even though it’s a minuscule detail.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading Karla Sorensen’s backlist to experience the stories of other characters that have been mentioned in both The Lie and The Plan.